Voting

Come next Tuesday, millions of people will stand in line to vote; last presidential cycle, about 57.5 percent of eligible voters cast ballots. Still, that means nearly half did not. Many people stay away from the polls because they run out of time, or have a work conflict — in which case lacking paid time off to vote might be a factor.

Paid leave to vote is covered by a patchwork of laws around the country.

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More than 40,000 Kentuckians have registered to vote or have updated their registration through the online portal GoVoteKy.com.

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The Tennessee State Library and Archives has unveiled a new online collection highlighting Tennessee’s involvement in the Women’s Suffrage movement and passage of the 19th Amendment.  

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The Kentucky Primary Election is one week from today. Polls open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 17. 

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The Tennessee General Assembly has passed legislation that would allow Tennesseans to register to vote online.

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Today is the last day to register to vote ahead of the May primary in Kentucky, May 17. Online registration was launched more than a month ago at GoVoteKY.com

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Kentucky’s Secretary of State says lawmakers have a way to increase voter participation statewide. Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes appeared before a House committee in Frankfort Monday in support of early voting legislation.

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Kentucky lawmakers are seeking to make adjustments in election related requirements. Senate Bill 169 would put into statute a court ruling prohibiting electioneering 100 feet from a polling place. For many years, the limit was 300 feet. 

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  If a legislative committee signs off on a new regulation later this month, Kentuckians will soon be able to register to vote online.

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  Kentucky could use a few policy changes when it comes to ensuring a healthy democracy for its residents. That’s what the left-leaning Center for American Progress found in a recent report entitled, “The Health of State Democracies.”

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